Doing Policy Differently: Challenges and Insights

Join our discussion to explore contemporary challenges and opportunities for policy making and delivery.

You are invited to register to attend an event to discuss new and innovative approaches to policy-making in the public sector. We are pleased to welcome Dr Heather Smith PSM, David Thodey AO and Blair Comley PSM as our speakers, with Frances Adamson chairing the event and joining the conversation on stage. 

This event will explore current challenges and opportunities for policy making and delivery, offering insights into how the policy world is changing and exploring strategies for meeting future challenges. It will examine the strengths and weaknesses of ‘doing policy differently’.

This event is the first in a series which will discuss contemporary challenges in public administration.

Keynote Speaker

Dr Heather Smith PSM
Department of Industry, Innovation and Science


David Thodey AO
Chair of CSIRO and Jobs NSW
Former CEO of Telstra

Event Host and Discussant

Frances Adamson
Department of Foreign Affairs


Blair Comley PSM
Port Jackson Partners
Former NSW and APS Secretary

IPAA encourages group bookings of ten for large departments and agencies, where possible.

Online bookings have now closed. This event is now at capacity and the waitlist is at capacity. 

Event Details

Event Date Thursday 22 March 2018
Formalities 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM AEDT
Members Price $60
Non-Members Price $120
Venue National Portrait Gallery, Parkes
All prices are in Australian Dollars and GST inclusive


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